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The Work Foundation

Coalition’s Tribunal Reforms aim at Building Business Confidence with Worker Insecurity

Authors: The Work Foundation Stephen Overell

01 March 2011

This blog has noted before the back-to-the-eighties feel of the government’s tribunal reforms. But what practical effect will there be on the numbers seeking ‘workplace justice’ and what is the underlying philosophy behind the reforms?....

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The Work Foundation

Jobs and the Recovery: Some detail amidst the doom

Authors: The Work Foundation Stephen Overell

01 March 2011

The market for doom is a never-sated beast: Contemporary jobs commentary now teeters of the brink of suggesting the recovery could actually be worse for employment than the recession....

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Chris  Brown

Enterprise Zones are a 1980s solution to a 21st century problem

Authors: Chris Brown Chris Brown

28 February 2011

Evidence and experience has shown us that Enterprise Zones have failed to deliver long term improvements to social conditions, employment and economic growth...

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The Work Foundation

Developing leaders for a Sustainable Future

Authors: The Work Foundation Guest blog by John Burgoyne, Professor of Management Learning at LUMS

22 February 2011

With the challenging times facing Britain, there is an increasing need for organisations to become more sustainable, both economically and environmentally, and to contribute to a sustainable future....

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The Work Foundation

New Forms of Fathering?

Authors: The Work Foundation Professor Claire Wallace, co-ordinator of Workcare

21 February 2011

The Coalition’s proposals to extend paternity leave arrangements being introduced in April to enable fathers to take up parental leave flexibly were rigorously discussed at a workshop held last week at The Work Foundation....

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Cutting the apron strings?

Authors: The Work Foundation

15 February 2011

Over the past decade, the public sector has sustained good jobs for young highly skilled people outside of London and the South East....

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Ksenia Zheltoukhova

What comes after Generation Y?

Authors: Ksenia Zheltoukhova Ksenia Zheltoukhova

14 February 2011

As Generation Y, or Millennials, continue to enter the workforce, there is a growing concern that generations will go to war over access to pay, benefits and career opportunities....

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The Work Foundation

Deflating the apprenticeship bubble

Authors: The Work Foundation Stephen Overell

14 February 2011

Apprenticeship week is over. The profile has been generated. Government and big firms have preened themselves on their commitment to apprentices.

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The Work Foundation

Jobs, skills and the route out of poverty

Authors: The Work Foundation Chris Page, Insight and analysis consultant at Working Links

07 February 2011

With the UK unemployment level rising past 2.5 million, Working Links’ latest report into jobs vacancies suggests that it’s the retail, hospitality and care industries that are key to bringing that figure down....

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The Work Foundation

Ten Million Being Left Behind

Authors: The Work Foundation Naomi Clayton

01 February 2011

Last week Mervyn King warned that the UK is likely to see the sharpest fall in real wages in 2011 since the 1920s.

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Why it Pays to Invest

Authors: The Work Foundation Gemma Pearson

01 February 2011

All too often learning and development tops the list of non-essential spending that gets cut in difficult economic times...

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Andrew  Sissons

Don't blame it on the weatherman

Authors: Andrew Sissons Andrew Sissons

25 January 2011

The UK’s sudden lurch back into negative growth has caught a lot of people off guard. The Chancellor has put the 0.5% fall in GDP down to the extreme weather....

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The Work Foundation

Network Power takes on New Force

Authors: The Work Foundation Stephen Overell

25 January 2011

Writing about the future of the employment relationship can be a bit like nailing jelly to the ceiling....

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The Work Foundation

Harsh but fair? The impact of local government cuts

Authors: The Work Foundation Dr David Chapman

24 January 2011

Big Government and the Big Society have dominated Left-Right political debates over the past year, but it is the fate of local government that most directly impacts on people’s lives...

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The Work Foundation

Health Promotion in the Workplace

Authors: The Work Foundation Robin McGee

20 January 2011

We had an impressive line up of speakers for our health promotion in the workplace event earlier today. This included Dame Carol Black, Dr. Margaret Samuels and Prof. Cary Cooper.

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